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1959 St. Louis CardinalsSeason Roster
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Bill Smith played for the 1959 St. Louis Cardinals
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameCardinals
LocationSt. Louis,Missouri
Record71-83 (7th)League Rank7thMLB Rank13th
BallparkSportsman's Park
ManagerSolly HemusGeneral ManagerBing Devine
CoachesRay Katt (Assistant Coach), Johnny Keane (Assistant Coach), Howie Pollet (Pitching Coach), Harry Walker (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance929,953 (Rank: 11th)
Years Available1892-2019

Team History -- 1959 Statistics -- 1959 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1959 St. Louis Cardinals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1959 baseball season.

1959 St. Louis Cardinals Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
11Don Blasingame2B5-10 165 L-R 1932-03-16 27Corinth,Mississippi MLB1955-19661955-1966Corinth (Corinth,MS)Lipscomb U.    
24Bob BlaylockP6-1 185 R-R 1935-06-28 24Chattanooga,Oklahoma MLB1956-19591956-1959Muldrow (Muldrow,OK)    
44Gary BlaylockP6-0 196 R-R 1931-10-11 27Clarkton,Missouri MLB1959-19591959-1959  
1950-   UDFA-SLN
 
14Ken Boyer3B6-2 200 R-R 1931-05-20 28Liberty,Missouri MLB1955-19691955-1969Alba (Alba,MO)    
30Marshall BridgesP6-1 180 B-L 1931-06-02 28Jackson,Mississippi MLB1959-19651959-1965  
1953-   UDFA-NY1
 
32Ernie BroglioP6-2 200 R-R 1935-08-27 23Berkeley,California MLB1959-19661959-1966El Cerrito (El Cerrito,CA)
1954-   UDFA-CIN
 
37Jim BrosnanP6-4 210 R-R 1929-10-24 29Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1954-19631954-1963Elder (Cincinnati,OH)    
20Duke CarmelOF6-3 202 L-L 1937-04-23 22New York,New York MLB1959-19651959-1965Ben Franklin (New York,NY)
1955-   UDFA-SLN
 
38Tom CheneyP6-0 180 R-R 1934-10-14 24Morgan,Georgia MLB1957-19661957-1966      
22Gino CimoliOF6-2 200 R-R 1929-12-18 29San Francisco,California MLB1956-19651956-1965Galileo (San Francisco,CA)    
36Phil ClarkP6-3 210 R-R 1932-10-03 26Albany,Georgia MLB1958-19591958-1959      
18George Crowe1B6-2 212 L-L 1923-03-22 36Whiteland,Indiana MLB1952-19611952-1961Franklin (Franklin,IN)Indianapolis    
28Joe CunninghamOF6-1 190 L-L 1931-08-27 27Paterson,New Jersey MLB1954-19661954-1966Lodi (Lodi,NJ)    
24Bob DulibaP5-10 185 R-R 1935-01-09 24Glen Lyon,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19671959-1967Newport (Newport,PA)
1953-   UDFA-SLN
 
20Joe DurhamOF6-1 186 R-R 1931-07-31 27Newport News,Virginia MLB1954-19591954-1959Huntington (Newport News,VA)Shaw U.    
29Chuck EssegianOF5-11 202 R-R 1931-08-09 27Boston,Massachusetts MLB1958-19631958-1963Fairfax (Los Angeles,CA)Stanford U.    
21Curt FloodOF5-9 165 R-R 1938-01-18 21Houston,Texas MLB1956-19711956-1971McClymonds (Oakland,CA)    
58Bob GibsonP6-1 195 R-R 1935-11-09 23Omaha,Nebraska MLB1959-19751959-1975Tech (Omaha,NE)Creighton U.
1957-   UDFA-SLN
 
10Alex GrammasSS6-0 178 R-R 1926-04-03 33Birmingham,Alabama MLB1954-19631954-1963   Mississippi St    
27Dick GraySS5-11 165 R-R 1931-07-11 27Jefferson,Pennsylvania MLB1958-19601958-1960   Waynesburg Col
1952-   UDFA-BRO
 
1Gene GreenOF-C6-2 205 R-R 1933-06-26 26Los Angeles,California MLB1957-19631957-1963      
42Marv GrissomP6-3 195 R-R 1918-03-31 41Los Molinos,California MLB1946-19591946-1959      
7Solly Hemus3B-2B5-9 175 L-R 1923-04-17 36Phoenix,Arizona MLB1949-19591949-1959St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)    
38Tom HughesP6-2 180 L-R 1934-09-13 24- MLB1959-19591959-1959  
1954-   UDFA-SLN
 
16Ray Jablonski3B5-10 183 R-R 1926-12-17 32Chicago,Illinois MLB1953-19601953-1960Thomas Kelly (Chicago,IL)    
39Larry JacksonP6-2 190 R-R 1931-06-02 28Nampa,Idaho MLB1955-19681955-1968Boise (Boise,ID)Boise St    
36Hal JeffcoatP5-10 185 R-R 1924-09-06 34West Columbia,South Carolina MLB1948-19591948-1959West Columbia (West Columbia,SC)    
9Ray KattC6-2 200 R-R 1927-05-09 32New Braunfels,Texas MLB1952-19591952-1959   Texas A&M U.    
34Alex KellnerP6-0 200 R-L 1924-08-26 34Tucson,Arizona MLB1948-19591948-1959Amphitheater (Tucson,AZ)    
25Chick KingOF6-2 190 R-R 1930-11-10 28Paris,Tennessee MLB1954-19591954-1959Grover (Memphis,TN)Memphis    
51Tim McCarverC6-1 195 L-R 1941-10-16 17Memphis,Tennessee MLB1959-19801959-1980Keokuk (Keokuk,IA)
1959-   UDFA-SLN
 
41Lindy McDanielP6-3 195 R-R 1935-12-13 23Hollis,Oklahoma MLB1955-19751955-1975Arnett (Arnett,OK)Oklahoma    
49Bob MillerP6-1 182 R-R 1939-02-18 20St. Louis,Missouri MLB1957-19741957-1974William Beaumont (St. Louis,MO)    
33Vinegar Bend MizellP6-3 205 R-L 1930-08-13 28Vinegar Bend,Alabama MLB1952-19621952-1962Leaksville (Leaksville,MS)    
6Stan Musial1B6-0 175 L-L 1920-11-21 38Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19631941-1963Donora (Donora,PA)    
25Irv NorenOF6-0 190 L-L 1924-11-29 34Jamestown,New York MLB1950-19601950-1960Pasadena (Pasadena,CA)    
57Howie NunnP6-0 173 R-R 1935-10-18 23Westfield,North Carolina MLB1959-19621959-1962  
1954-   UDFA-SLN
 
25Charlie O'RourkeH6-2 195 L-L 1937-06-22 22Walla Walla,Washington MLB1959-19591959-1959DeSales Catholic (Walla Walla,WA)
1959-   UDFA-SLN
 
29Gene OliverOF6-2 225 R-R 1935-03-22 24Moline,Illinois MLB1959-19691959-1969Alleman (Rock Island,IL)Northwestern U.
1956-   UDFA-SLN
 
44J.W. PorterC6-2 180 R-R 1933-01-17 26Shawnee,Oklahoma MLB1952-19591952-1959Oakland Tech (Oakland,CA)    
47Dick RickettsP6-7 215 L-R 1933-12-04 25Pottstown,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19591959-1959Pottstown (Pottstown,PA)Duquesne U.
1955-   UDFA-SLN
 
25Wally ShannonSS6-0 178 L-R 1933-01-23 26Cleveland,Ohio MLB1959-19601959-1960  
1951-   UDFA-SLN
 
30Bill SmithP6-0 190 L-L 1934-06-08 25Washington,District of Columbia MLB1958-19621958-1962Roosevelt (Washington,DC)
1953-   UDFA-SLN
 
24Bobby Gene SmithOF5-11 185 R-R 1934-05-28 25Hood River,Oregon MLB1957-19651957-1965      
2Hal SmithC5-11 189 R-R 1931-06-01 28Barling,Arkansas MLB1956-19651956-1965Fort Smith Christian (Fort Smith,AR)    
45Dean StoneP6-4 205 L-L 1930-09-01 28Moline,Illinois MLB1953-19631953-1963      
19Lee TateSS5-10 165 R-R 1932-03-18 27Black Rock,Arkansas MLB1958-19591958-1959  
1953-   UDFA-PHI
 
24Jack UrbanP5-8 155 R-R 1928-12-05 30Omaha,Nebraska MLB1957-19591957-1959Tech (Omaha,NE)    
12,26Bill WhiteOF-1B6-0 195 L-L 1934-01-28 25Lakewood,Florida MLB1956-19691956-1969Warren G. Harding (Warren,OH)Hiram Col    
49 Players